Whatever your addiction, getting the correct detox treatment from a professional medical center is an essential first step in recovery. If you are struggling with substance addiction in Indianapolis, Landmark Recovery can help.
Drug and alcohol addiction (also known as substance use disorder) is a complex disease characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use that is difficult to control, despite the many harmful consequences. 1 Repeated drug use alters the way the brain works, impairing self-control and the ability to resist intense urges to use. 2 These changes make breaking free from addiction very hard, even for those who want to. As such, long term addiction recovery typically begins with detox to clear the body or toxins and manage withdrawal symptoms. Brain changes associated with substance abuse can be persistent and addiction should be considered as a relapsing disease, meaning that people in recovery from substance use disorders are at increased risk for returning to drug and alcohol use even after years of abstinence. 2 Fortunately, substance addiction is a treatable condition and can be successfully managed with medical, social, or spiritual help.
Addiction is a major public health concern for our country, with over 20 million Americans currently suffering from a substance use disorder. 3 Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction impact a variety of health, legal, and social outcomes and cost the United States more than $740 billion annually in expenses related to crime, lost productivity in the labor force, and health care resources. 4
Addiction is a disease that severely impacts the state of Indiana. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 389,000 Indiana residents (aged 12 and older) meet the criteria for a diagnosis of substance use disorder. 5 In other words, nearly 1 in 14 Hoosiers currently suffer from addiction. This includes 165,000 Indiana residents with an addiction to illicit drugs and at least another 40,000 individuals with an addiction to prescription painkillers. Alcohol is the most frequently abused substance in Indiana, with about 1 in 20 Hoosiers currently suffering from an alcohol use disorder.
At Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis, we recognize how difficult it can be and the toll it takes on your body when you stop using. Once you are ready to take action and face your addiction, it is recommended that you undergo detoxification before starting any form of treatment. Detoxification, or detox, is an essential first step to successful recovery from drug or alcohol addiction and involves the complete purging of all substances and accumulated toxins from the body.
Unfortunately, when people suffering from addiction stop using their drug (or drugs) of choice they quickly begin to experience symptoms of withdrawal. Although withdrawal symptoms vary based on the drug of use, the severity of addiction, and the length of drug abuse, they can include: 6
Because people who are physically and psychologically dependent on substances are at risk of experiencing extremely uncomfortable, painful, and potentially life-threatening symptoms upon the cessation of drug use, it is highly recommended that individuals suffering from addiction only undergo detoxification with medical supervision in a professional center. The medical detox program at Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis is offered in our secure, state-of-the-art addiction detox center, providing patients with safety, privacy, and protection from outside temptations.
During the entire medical detox process, which typically lasts for about 10 days, you will be monitored around-the-clock by specially trained clinicians (including internal medicine specialists and psychiatrists). If needed, we will administer medications to help relieve any uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal that you may experience during detox.
Withdrawal from different types of drugs will produce different side effects and requires different approaches. For this reason, Landmark Recovery of Indianapolis’s addiction detox center provides each client with a customized medical detox plan, ensuring that the specific needs of every individual are addressed. Depending on your specific addiction, this may include gradually reducing the dose of the abused drug or temporarily substituting it with other substances, such as methadone or buprenorphine.
There is no cure for drug or alcohol addiction, but the proper treatment will help you overcome your addiction and remain drug- and/or alcohol-free. Although specific treatment programs will be based on your drug of choice and any co-occurring addictions or mental health disorders, the essential first step in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction is always detoxification.
If you are looking for an addiction detox center in Indianapolis, the medical detox program at Landmark Recovery will provide you with the best opportunity to safely and comfortably rid your body of addictive substances. Please call our Indianapolis Landmark Recovery at 317-449-8029 so that we can provide you with more information about our medically supervised detox programs and discuss which of our science-backed, evidence-based treatments can best meet your specific needs.
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1) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Drug Misuse and Addiction.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/drug-misuse-addiction
2) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Understanding Drug Use and Addiction.https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction
3) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States: Results from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHNationalFindingsReport2018/NSDUHNationalFindingsReport2018.pdf
4) National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2020). Trends & Statistics: Costs of Substance Abuse.https://www.drugabuse.gov/drug-topics/trends-statistics/costs-substance-abuse
5) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). National Survey on Drug Use and Health: 2017-2018 State-Specific Tables, Table 40. Indiana.https://www.samhsa.gov/data/report/2016-2017-nsduh-state-specific-tables
6) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2015). Treatment Improvement Protocol 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-45-Detoxification-and-Substance-Abuse-Treatment/SMA15-4131